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Holiday Fundraising Secrets for Procrastinators

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Thursday, December 11, 2014


Ok, so you’ve just realized that the end of the year is fast approaching, and you haven’t done anything to prep for an end of year fundraising campaign. It’s not too late! About a third of all online giving will take place this month, so now is the time to get your campaign together and finish the year strong. Here are a few secrets to help make your Holiday Fundraising campaign a success.

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Ask for More Than Just Money-

#GivingTuesday took place on December 2nd and nonprofits all over the world ran campaigns to raise money. Unfortunately, over 60% of those donations will end up as one time gifts. Why? Nonprofits need to follow up with donors to build a relationship. By asking for a relationship from the donor instead of just money, you are more likely to see them give again. Don’t let your relationship end at just the thank you note. Now is the perfect time to let them know you appreciate them with a Holiday note.

Link to your donate page on both your email and Holiday letters-

Speaking of Holiday notes, don’t miss the boat on allowing your supporters to click a link to visit your donation page, or even type in a URL from a “snail mail” letter. Be sure to have a simple “” link for them to easily find. Your millennial supporters will appreciate that they don’t need to dust of the ole checkbook.

Set an achievable Goal-

When creating your holiday campaigns, set a goal! It’s like letting Santa know exactly what you want for Christmas. Your supporters will appreciate seeing their impact on your overall mission by helping your organization reach it’s goal. Setting a goal also give you some content to share in your Holiday solicitation emails. “We’re 90% of the way to our year end fundraising goals. Help us get there!”

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Reinforce Your Email Messaging-

This Holiday season, your supporters will be bombarded by dozens of emails from nonprofits, stores, and long lost family members. Don’t make the mistake of only sending one end of the year ask to your supporters. Come up with a calendar of outreach with 4 or 5 separate emails, all with a differently framed ask. Different messages will resonate with different donors, so be sure to include some variety.

Bonus Tip- Don't procrastinate next year! 

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LANO members: New CausePlanet book summary on how to market more effectively with Brainfluence

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

As nonprofits, you’re expected to do more with less. Marketing is an especially challenging area. Author Roger Dooley of Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing gives you creative ways to implement smarter marketing that doesn’t have to cost more.

The research

Leading scientists who focus on brain activity say 95 percent of all thoughts, emotions and learning happen before we are aware of them. But, according to Dooley, most marketing efforts bypass the immense subconscious and instead target the rational conscious mind. He applies brain and behavior research to give you creative methods to market to your clients and constituents and not just to five percent of their brains.


Here are a few brainfluence areas Dooley covers:

·      Pricing products and services

·      Incorporating sensory features into your message

·      Maximizing your brand

·      Leveraging smart copy and pictures

·      Recognizing gender differences in your content

·      Using your web presence effectively

Download this summary and others in 3 simple steps:

1.     Visit

2.     Log in using your email and "Password1”.

3.     Click on "Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

Questions? Email us at

Brainfluence and other summaries are available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

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New Orleans Saints Community Quarterback Awards - Nominate your Volunteers!

Posted By Fairleigh C. Jackson, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Tuesday, December 02, 2014



The New Orleans Saints announce the 2014 Community Quarterback Awards contest.

The program recognizes outstanding volunteers in the Gulf South Region. Individuals exhibiting leadership, dedication and commitment to improving their community are candidates for the program.
Nominees age 13 and over, providing volunteer services for non-profit organizations in their community are eligible.
Eight winners will be selected and their organizations will be awarded the following:
$10,000 to one (1) first-place winner
$2,500 to each second-place winner: Two (2) will be selected
$1,000 to each third-place winner: Five (5) will be selected
Winners will be invited to attend the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons game on Dec, 21, 2014 where they will be acknowledged for their outstanding service to the community during an on-field presentation.
The nomination form can be downloaded at here. All applications should be submitted via e-mail no later than Monday, Dec. 15 to Winners will be notified of their awards.
For more information contact Elicia Broussard Sheridan at (504) 733-0255, Ext. 527 or simply e-mail

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A Note of Thanks

Posted By Kelly Pepper, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dear Friends,

The nonprofit sector in our state is entering an exciting period that will see new businesses locating and investing in our communities, and presenting us with new possibilities for programmatic support going forward.  This isn’t to say that we won’t continue to face challenges in identifying and capitalizing on new volunteers and donors, but at least we can begin to see the economy moving forward, in what promises to be a better environment for all of us.

During my travels throughout the state I’m constantly amazed by the commitment and enthusiasm of our members’ staff, volunteers, and leadership.  The organizations that comprise LANO have all seen the worst of the economy and time and again have redoubled their efforts to ensure that their commitment to their communities are met, and their organizations continue to provide their needed services.

I feel lucky, honored, and proud to represent the member organizations and LANO, and commit to each of you that as an organization, we will exceed your expectations going forward.      

So at this time of Thanksgiving - I want to thank YOU – the nonprofit professionals and nonprofit supporters in business, government, higher education and private philanthropy that make up LANO’s membership.

Value and service to you, our members, is our #1 priority.  You will continue to see new services and programs in the new year, such as LANO: Connects, LANO: Serves, LANO: Community Leaders, LANO: Executive Directors' Roundtable and the LANO: Institute and we look forward to your participation.

Have a wonderful holiday and thank you for your commitment to the nonprofit sector in Louisiana.


Kelly Pepper

President & CEO


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Bike Baton Rouge Monthly Meeting.

Posted By Beaux Jones, Sunday, November 23, 2014

On the eve of the Metro Council's Complete Street vote we will be holding our November Meeting at Chelsea's Cafe. (note: we will be on the non-food side)

If you can spare 10 mins, great! If you can stay for an hour, even better! We will be introducing our newest board members and hearing what they hope to bring to the table.

We will also be discussing:
-Complete Streets implementation Strategy
-Bike Racks around the city
-the Downtown Greenway
-the BREC 10 year Plan
-Statewide advocacy group
and most importantly our long-term strategic plan. 

Hope to see you there.

To learn more about Bike Baton Rouge, visit

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School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Prep from AIE

Posted By Michael Eskridge, Advance Innovative Education, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Updated: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Advance Innovative Education, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting systemic, positive change in Louisiana's public education, now offers affordable SLLA test preparation as a service to teachers seeking success on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.

Download more information here or contact us via email at



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Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nonprofit workshop:

Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, December 4
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

Details and registration

Are you involved with a non-profit?  
Does your job require you to raise funds for your department or position?  
Do you want to add a valuable skill to your resume? 

Consider grantwriting!

Grantwriting for Beginners is an engaging workshop that gives you the basic tools you need to start writing grants.  Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation after completing the workshop.

Registration $35 per person.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps and organizations registering two or more people.

Email to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.  For more on this workshop and other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit

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LANO members: Announcing 2 new FREE CausePlanet book summaries

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Are your meetings less than inspiring?
Authors Dick and Emily Axelrod in Let’s Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done offer the Meeting Canoe™ to help structure more meaningful, effective meetings at all levels.
The Meeting Canoe™ covers these steps:
·       Welcome
·       Connect
·       Discover
·       Elicit
·       Decide
·       Attend
If you’re considering using a consultant or becoming one, find lessons from 26 different consultants in The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook. In this one-of-a-kind book, instead of 50 lunches with fellow consultants, you can gain the insights from this one book on how to run a consulting business, market yourself, address the unexpected, rejuvenate yourself and more.
These summaries are available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.
Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:
1.     Visit
2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.
3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.
Questions? Email us at

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Holiday Giving tips with CommitChange

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Monday, November 10, 2014

Did you know that over 1/3 of all online donations this year will be during the month of December?

Make the most out of your fundraising this Holiday Season and join our educational webinar on Holiday Giving with Roderick Campbell, CEO of CommitChange

Date: November 12th 

Time: 3 PM CST


Space is limited, so register early!

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Grant Writing Seminar - Slidell, LA

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Monday, November 10, 2014

The Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell, LA hosts the upcoming December 2nd and 3rd LSU Successful Grant Writing Seminar.

You Must Register to Attend! This course is offered by the experienced grant writers of kiisa corporation. All participants will receive 1.2 CEU's. Register by November 15 to reserve your seats!

Register visiting this link, Or, call LSU's Christie Englade at 225-578-1263 to register. 

Successful Grant Writing will teach you the essentials of researching, writing, obtaining, and maintaining grants. You will learn from experienced grant writers how to write grants effectively, how to format your proposal, how to acquire funding, and have the opportunity to review a list of regional funders. This seminar is highly interactive and receives stellar evaluations, and outcomes from participants.

Successful Grant Writing will benefit anyone seeking funding through state and federal grants, corporate grants, foundation grants and more. This seminar is ideal for beginning and experienced grant writers from any organization, government agency, educational institution or corporate entity interested in diversifying their revenue stream.

Major topics to be presented include:

- Local, Regional & Federal Grants
Gain in-depth insight into the world of state and federal grants. Provide definitions and requirements local, regional, and federal grants.
- Organizational Funding & Community Needs
Learn to review organization’s budget and understand where grants fit into budgetary projections and portfolio. Understand how the grant will impact or provide positive outcomes in the community.
- Grant Proposal & Application Requirements
Develop the proposal by learning to ask the subjective and objective questions from the grantor point of view.
- Improving Grant Writing Skills
Increase knowledge of the language involved in a grant to better prepare the writer, or the writing team.
- Data Research & Collection
Explore various types of online data repositories, research tools, and how to expertly collect, analyze and report the data necessary for a successful grant award.
- Effective Proposal Writing: Narrative, Budget, Objectives, Goals, Impact Measurements, Quality Assurance & Evaluations
Learn through interactive activities how to appropriately write each section of a grant.
- Building Effective Relationships with the Funder
Learn how to insure the relationship is relevant to organizational or corporate entity needs. 


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